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Melatonin could help prevent growth of breast cancer tumors

Posted February 25, 2014

New research from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit suggests that breast cancer rates may be increasing due to lack of melatonin production in today’s sleep deprived, light stimulated generation.

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Melatonin and Physical Activity May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted February 23, 2014

Alzheimer’s dementia is a devastating disease characterized by loss of normal thoughts parameters and memory that will strike one in ten over the age of 65 and nearly half by the time they reach 85. These scary statistics mean that virtually everyone will be touched in some way by this insidious illness at some point in their lives. A rapidly growing library of scientific evidence continues to emerge that demonstrates there are a number of lifestyle changes that we can make as young and middle aged adults that can significantly lower our risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Melatonin may reduce risk of certain breast cancers: Study

Posted February 12, 2014

Melatonin may have the potential to reduce the risk of certain breast cancers by slowing the growth of tumours, according to a new early stage study.

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Melatonin could inhibit breast cancer growth: study

Posted February 6, 2014

A recent study carried out by researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Foundation for Research Support of the State of Sao Paulo has revealed that melatonin, a hormone which regulates the body’s sleep-wake cycle, could help slow the growth of certain types of breast cancer tumors.

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Melatonin can help lower your risk of prostate cancer

Posted January 23, 2014

Recent research has pointed to a link between prostate cancer and the sleep hormone melatonin. The study, which included 928 Icelandic men, indicated that individuals who have a higher level of melatonin are less likely to develop prostate cancer.

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Melatonin may lower prostate cancer risk

Posted January 20, 2014

Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21.

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Research Says Melatonin is Helpful, but Autism Parents Should Be Careful on Dosage

Posted December 17, 2013

Facing autism, every little bit of information that causes no harm provides a world of help, particularly when it comes to natural hormones like Melatonin. Research has been looking into the pros and cons of the proclaimed sleep aid, in order to ensure every child’s safety, particularly the autistic often prescribed to take it.

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Rat Study: Melatonin Shown to Help Control Weight Gain

Posted September 26, 2013

Spanish scientists have discovered that melatonin consumption helps control weight gain because it stimulates the appearance of ‘beige fat’, a type of fat cell that burns calories in vivo instead of storing them. White adipose tissue stores calories leading to weight gain whereas ‘beige fat’ (also known as ‘good or thinning fat’) helps regulate body weight control, hence its metabolic benefits.

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How Melatonin May Help Children with Autism

Posted September 24, 2013

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder may want to talk to their healthcare providers about the use of a natural supplement called melatonin to help with certain behaviors associated with autism. A new study published in Current Clinical Pharmacology, as well as other research, suggest the hormone may offer significant improvements for some children.

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Melatonin pre-treatment is a factor that impacts stem cell survival after transplantation

Posted July 23, 2013

When melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, was used as a pre-treatment for mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) prior to their transplantation into the brains of laboratory animals to repair damage from stroke, researchers in China found that the stem cells survived longer after transplantation. Previous studies had shown that 80 percent of transplanted MSCs died within 72 hours of transplantation. By contrast, the melatonin pre-treatment “greatly increased” cell survival, said the researchers.

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